Patti Masterman


Wish I May, Wish I Might


Every star's a fable,
A story in the sky,
A trail of angel's footprints
(some angels cannot fly) .

Every tale's worth keeping
And writing in a book;
So every star you're seeing,
Just take a closer look:

There's stars wished on by babies,
And stars from lover's eyes,
Stars that saved a sailor
Or intrepid voyager, high.

Stars that guide the night time,
And stars that swiftly fell,
And stars that shine in daylight,
At the bottom of a well.

There are stars in the evening,
And stars before the dawn,
To tell us what the season,
And when the work is done.

There's the first star you remember,
And the last you'll see before
Your eyelids close forever-
Before a star-lit door.

And then you'll be a star yourself,
Shining miles above;
Lighting worlds with distant lamps,
Burning bright with love.

Submitted: Monday, July 04, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/4/2011 9:10:00 PM)

    Nice poem written with great skill and wisdom. The poem is rich in imagery. Well done. I rate it 10.
    Please read and rate my poem 'An advice' on page 4.
    Warmest regards
    Akmal (Report) Reply

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